To end homelessness, we must focus more of our public resources on providing housing and services to the most vulnerable residents of Los Angeles. And we must do so in the most effective and efficient manner possible. We also must enact or strengthen public policies that provide a robust safety net for our neighbors who are in danger of homelessness or that provide a helping hand to those already on the streets.
Homeful.LA provides opportunities for you to use your political voice to pressure your elected officials and to promote effective homeless policy. We provide specific concrete opportunities for you to get involved by making a phone call, sending an email, signing a petition, showing up at a hearing, and much more. Learn how you can advocate in your community. Contact your representative, attend a hearing, or sign a petition.
Learn how you can become an advocate in your community and join us in the fight to end homelessness.
In order to become an advocate and take action, it is important for you to know your local, city and district representatives. If you do not know who they are you can search for them using the link next to this text.
We need more affordable housing
Sign the petition to repeal Costa Hawkins, the 1995 bill that prevents cities from establishing rent control on units built after 1995 and allows landlords to raise rents when tenants move out. Our cities need to be given the tools to protect LA residents and to increase the availability of affordable housing as we face a severe housing crisis.
advocate for SAFE STREET PARKING
Sign the petition to acknowledge that you support Safe Parking LA’s mission to coordinate Safe Parking Programs for the neighborhoods of Los Angeles where volunteers and organizations provide safe off the street parking for families experiencing homelessness. For more information click here.
WE NEED A CODIFIED RIGHT TO COUNSEL
Many Los Angelenos are evicted each year. Eviction uproots families, leads to long-term adverse health effects, and causes homelessness. 90% of tenants do not have access to legal representation in eviction proceedings, which leads to discriminatory and illegal evictions. This needs to change.